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Healthy weight, healthy futures: local government action to tackle childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century. At the start of primary school one in 10 children are obese and by the end, that has increased to one in five.

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Meeting the health and wellbeing needs of young carers

Being a carer takes its toll on a young persons education, physical health and emotional wellbeing. What can councils do to tackle these inequalities?

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Home ownership for people with long-term disabilities (HOLD) factbook

This factbook is about shared home ownership options for people with a disability, including people with a learning disability, autism or both.

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Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes: a commissioning framework 2018

The Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes Framework 2018 is a practical tool for council and NHS commissioners to support improving outcomes through integrated commissioning.

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Dementia support guide for councils

Dementia is on the increase. It is estimated that there are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, more than ever before, and this number is projected to increase rapidly over the next few decades.

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Tackling tuberculosis: local government's public health role

Local authority staff have essential frontline roles to play in TB control and ensuring that they themselves are also protected and screened if needed.

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Support for care and health leaders

We know local leaders want to help their communities stay healthy and receive the best possible care. Reforming our care and health system is vital to be able to meet this challenge.

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Public health transformation five years on

The theme for this year’s report is transformation. The eight case studies in this report show the wide range of ways in which public health is transforming how it operates.

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A matter of justice: Local government’s role in tackling health inequalities

Deprived communities experience poorer mental health, higher rates of smoking and greater levels of obesity than the more affluent. They spend more years in ill health and die sooner. Reducing health inequalities is an economic and social challenge as well as a moral one.

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Adding extra years to life and extra life to those years: local government guide to healthy ageing

The population is ageing. Over the last 10 years the number of people aged over 65 in England increased by a fifth – that’s nearly 1.7 million extra older people.